Derdriu is a Cantref Hero character encountered in the second part of The Banner Saga.
|Base – Max||Stat|
|10 / 12|
|11 / 13|
|6 / 10|
|2 / 3|
|2 / 2|
|Start rank||Free points|
Derdriu is more cautious and ready to attack than most, usually concerned with betrayal from anyone but her mate, Ro'Ech. Her family was ambushed and murdered by a previously friendly tribe, leaving her with lifelong mistrust.
Active Ability: Poison Tipped
The Horseborn Cantref uses a javelin tipped with a deadly poison to make sure her enemy doesn't forget her after the initial sting of her attack passes. The ill target becomes unable to secure their own ground and units can move through him/her.
Poisons like this are often used against high Strength enemies to wear them down over time or on a large unit that is blocking paths to other areas of the board.
The doses do not stack together, but a second dose will serve to refresh the damage over time and keep the target afflicted.
Rank 1: 1 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds
Rank 2: 2 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds
Rank 3: 3 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds
Active Ability: Pin
- When promoted to Rank 6, Derdriu gains the primary active ability of Canary, Pin.
Rank 1: Reduces movement by 2 tiles
Rank 2: Reduces movement by 3 tiles
Rank 3: Reduces movement by 4 tiles
Passive Ability: Free Roam
Joining the Party
Derdriu joins the Skogr caravan in Chapter 10, when the Horseborn are first met near Lundar.
Possible Death or Departure
- Failure to stop the conflict between Derdriu and Canary in the second visit to Aberrang in Chapter 21 will result in Derdriu's death
- As ability description mentions, Poison Tipped is especially lethal against high-Armor cumbersome enemy units, e.g. Dredge Stoneguards or Shieldbangers.
As with Scathach, Derdriu is named after an irish mythological figure.